Local's favourite Yakitori restaurants
A guide to where you can get the best yakitori in Hirafu, Kutchan and Niseko Town. Here are some of the local's favourites (secret and off-the-beaten-track spots included!)
NAGOMI | 18:00 - 24:00
Let our glistening building entice you down Hirafu-zaka slope into our local izakaya with its homely and warm atmosphere.
044-0081 KUTCHAN-CHO, AZA-YAMADA 155-55
YOSAKU | 11:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 02:00
Mouth-watering, traditional bincho charcoal grills using delicious local Niseko produce for a great taste of Japan!
044-0081 KUTCHAN-CHO, AZA-YAMADA, 170-138
YAMANCHU | CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, 18:00 - 23:00
Delicious Japanese pork and chicken yakitori at reasonable prices! A wide choice of Hokkaido sake. (Please note, service in Japanese only).
044-0081 KUTCHAN-CHO, AZA-YAMADA 169-34
MATSU | 18:00 - 24:00
Excellent place for yakitori and nabe (hotpot) in winter. Large portions and popular with the locals. (Please note, service in Japanese only).
048-1501 NISEKO-CHO, FUJIMI 45
SAIKA | MON - SAT, 18:00 - 23:00
Local's favourite, Saika, offers a great selection of yakitori; chicken, beef, pork, innards, as well as a range of izakaya style menu, with vegan and vegetarian options. Saika first started in Hirafu, but they now run their super popular restaurant in Kutchan. (Please note, service in Japanese only).
044-0056 KUTCHAN-CHO, KITA 6 JO NISHI 3 CHOME 4-18
TORIMATSU | MON - SAT, 17:30 - 23:30
Endorsed by Anthony Bourdain, Torimatsu is a cozy family owned grilled chicken skewer restaurant. There are options to sit on the tatami floor, or in front of the grill!
044-0053 KUTCHAN-CHO, KITA 3 JO NISHI 1 CHOME 4-3
NAMI CHAN CHI | MON - SAT, 17:30 - 23:30
Great tasting food comes from quality ingredients, skill and a wealth of 15 years of experience! Frozen beer and locally brewed drinks available. (Please note, service in Japanese only).
044-0052 HOKKAIDO, KUTCHAN-CHO, KITA 2 JO NISHI 1 CHOME 2-12